Lurid ruby-red. Powerful Chambord, cherry pastry, incense, lavender and spicecake aromas show sharp definition and pick up a lively mineral nuance as the wine opens up. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering deeply concentrated but energetic raspberry, cherry liqueur, five-spice powder and floral pastille flavors that are given lift by a jolt of juicy acidity. Suavely blends richness and finesse and finishes extremely long and smooth, with resonating florality and spiciness and pliant tannins that lend shape and gentle grip.
97 Pts Josh Raynolds